Major depression is a type of mood disorder. There are 3 main types of depression:. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns. Depression is not the same as being unhappy or in a blue mood.
Half of all mental health disorders occur by age Early interventions may mitigate progression to more serious and persistent mental health concerns. With each national tragedy that involves a young person with symptoms of a mental health disorder, there is a call for increased access to mental health care for all youths. The youths discussed in this article span 2 developmental stages: adolescence and young adulthood. Youths aged 12 through 18 years make up the adolescent population; young adults aged 18 through 24 years, the ages of many college students, make up another developmental group with distinct mental health needs. Nearly half of the adolescents who have major depression
Depression is an incredibly common yet often misunderstood mental illness that affects 1 in 4 Canadians. Unfortunately, the stigma around mental health, and depression in particular, makes those experiencing it continue to suffer in silence. There is always hope. As humans, we all experience good days, bad days, so-so days, and everything in between.
This study examined national trends in month prevalence of major depressive episodes MDEs in adolescents and young adults overall and in different sociodemographic groups, as well as trends in depression treatment between and Data were drawn from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health for to , which are annual cross-sectional surveys of the US general population. Time trends in month prevalence of MDEs were examined overall and in different subgroups, as were time trends in the use of treatment services.